When you are an established star and want to refuse a project offered to you, you can always cite date issues and politely decline. No egos are hurt, neither the reputation gets spoilt, nor does it burn any bridges between you and the filmmaker. But what do you do when you are just starting out and yet aren’t interested in what you are approached with? Sara Ali Khan, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Kedarnath alongside Sushant Singh Rajput, has found a way to turn away filmmakers. Most of these have big banners backing them however, the girl who is just carefully taking her first few steps in the film industry, doesn’t want to go on a film signing spree just as yet.
While that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t want to take on another project till Abhishek Kapoor directed Kedarnath hits screens, she wants to take it slow and grab only the really, meaty, undeniable offers. So to filter the odd ones out, she has been quoting a whopping fee, which we hear has been taking producers by surprise. She may be a star kid but after all is still a newbie. You only get to quote your number and get it too once you are an established name and have box office hits up your sleeve. So a debutant like Sara having her say and sticking to it is not something the film industry is used to.
Our source tells us that is this has in fact worked in the budding actress’ favour. “While quoting a higher than usual amount as her fee, she has been able to detract a few filmmakers and it has also sent out a message about how confident and aware this new kid on the block is. She knows her self worth, the buzz around her debut is great, she already has some fan clubs dedicated to her. So this move will only help her in the future and define her success,” feels our industry expert.
It is little wonder that Sara knows the tricks of the trade. She comes from a film family and has successful actors like Amrita Singh, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan to mentor her at every step. A star kid, a 2018 Bollywood debut to look forward to? Most certainly!